4-H School Enrichment
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Summer has wrapped up and we’re gearing up for school enrichment! I’d love to share with you what opportunities Stokes County 4-H will have to offer this Fall.
Health Rocks! applies 4‑H’s successful Positive Youth Development model with life skill development and decision-making philosophy to the challenge of reducing tobacco, alcohol, e-cigarette/vaping, and drug use. Each year, this program reaches 5,000 youth in North Carolina to provide tobacco, alcohol, and drug prevention education for youth in middle school.
Goals for the Health Rocks! program:
- Reduce youth smoking and tobacco use.
- Help youth build life skills that lead to healthy living choices with special emphasis on youth smoking and tobacco use prevention.
- Help youth understand the influences and health consequences of tobacco, drug, and alcohol use to make healthy life choices.
- Engage youth and adults in partnership to develop and implement community strategies that promote healthy lifestyle choices.
- Build positive, enduring relationships, with youth involved as full partners through widely varying “communities of interest” to address youth risk behaviors.
Another great school enrichment program offered by Stokes County 4-H is Ag in the Classroom. Stokes County 4-H is partnering with NC Farm Bureau to provide opportunities and increase agriculture literacy through K-12 education. AITC cultivates an understanding and appreciation of the food and fiber system that we all rely on every day. We have lessons for most grade levels and can provide instruction once a month, or as needed.
Ag in the Classroom programs seek to improve student achievement by applying authentic, agricultural-based content as the context to teach core curriculum concepts in science, social studies, language arts, and nutrition.
Lastly, we will be offering Embryology this Fall. Allow your class to learn the life cycle of a chicken and egg-splore the science of embryology from egg to chicken! This is always a favorite program for both teachers and students. This program is geared for 2nd graders but can be modified for other grade levels if interested. This is a 3-week-long program, as the incubation period lasts that long. Once the chicks hatch, they are sent to a farmer in Stokes County, and sometimes to the FFA programs. *Embryology typically fills up quick, so be sure to complete the Google Form below as soon as possible if you’re interested in participating this fall!
If you would like to participate in any of these programs this fall, please complete this form: go.ncsu.edu/stokesschoolenrichment. For more information about the Stokes County 4-H school enrichment programs, please contact Taylor Furr at firstname.lastname@example.org or 339-593-8179.